Virus failed to curb North Dakota’s appetite for gambling in 2020

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic did not slow North Dakotans’ appetite for gambling, with more than $881 million wagered on games of chance in the state in fiscal 2020.

Data shows that’s a more than 50% increase from the previous year.

North Dakota gambling regulator Deb McDaniel says “the pandemic has not hurt gaming whatsoever.”

Electronic pull tab gambling accounted for nearly $711 million of wagers in fiscal 2020. That amount has grown nearly tenfold in just two years.

McDaniel believes gambling wagers will easily exceed $1 billion in the current fiscal year.

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